With the pandemic, I've seen tons of vacancies from many Fortune 500 companies where the vacancy specifically says that the position will be permanently 100% remote (i.e.. they never have to go to the office).
I assume that many people applied to these positions (and were hired) because of this specific benefit. I also assume that many people quit their current jobs to apply for these 100% remote jobs.
Can these companies suddenly decide that the job will no longer be remote? If so, what would happen to the people that are unable to go to the office?
An extreme example: someone in California working 100% remote for a company in Florida.
I'm not asking for myself, although these remote positions are tempting.
I ask because there are thousands of people that applied (and were hired) to these positions and most assume that nothing can change.